Palace of Knossos, Crete
The Palace at Knossos, Crete, (c. 1500 BCE). A restored upper-level lightwell.
Phaistos Panorama, Crete
The Minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE).
Silo, Phaistos, Crete
The minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE). A silo for grain storage.
Central Courtyard, Phaistos, Crete
The Central Courtyard and East Apartments of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, Crete (2000-1400 BCE).
Mesara Plain, Crete
A view from Phaistos over the Mesara plain in Crete.
The Law Code of Gortyn, Crete
The lawcode from Gortyn, Crete was written in the 5th century BCE and is said to be the largest epigraphic text in ancient Greek (8 m x 1.70 m).
The bouleuterion or meeting place for the city’s council of the Roman town of Gortyn, Crete (1st Century BCE).
Mycenaean Agora at Hagia Triada, Crete
The Agora (marketplace) at the Minoan settlement of Hagia Triada (Crete) belonging to the Mycenaean era (1400-1100 BCE) with eight spacious rooms, probably shops, arranged behind a portico.
Knossos Palace, Crete - Reconstruction
The palace of Knossos, was constructed c. 1700 BCE. In addition to its political function, it was perhaps also designed as an economic and religious centre for the Minoan civilization. Knossos was destroyed for the final time c. 1380 BCE...
Linear A Script
The Linear A script was the writing system used by the Minoan civilization. Examples of this script have been recovered from Cretan sites such as Hagia Triada, Knossos, and Phaistos. Additional examples of the Linear A script have also been...